Role reversal gathers momentum
Law firms have long sent junior lawyers on secondment in-house, but following news in the US that Citigroup is pioneering an initiative to send trainees in the opposite direction, Ed Thornton discovers such moves are taking place on this side of the Atlantic too
It has become common practice for eager-to-please law firms to send their junior lawyers on secondment in-house, hoping that it will cement the client relationship and hand the secondee that all-important commercial experience.
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